Maynard Blog: Archive for June, 2020

“How Do I Test My Sump Pump?”

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Keeping your home comfort systems in good shape throughout the years takes a lot of work. In almost all cases, we recommend you hire a pro. Sump pump services aren’t an exception, however, there are certainly steps we think you should take on your own to test your sump pump each season to make sure yours is operable. Taking these steps can be the difference between a flooded home and a carefree home this summer.

Many homeowners read this and wonder, “how do I test my sump pump?” The Maynard Man is here to guide you! Read on as we uncover some fairly simple steps for you to follow. If you get stumped, please don’t hesitate to call our team.

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The Maynard Man Shares: How to Know if your AC Is Frozen

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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You might have read this blog title and thought to yourself, “An AC cools, isn’t ice normal?”

Unfortunately, it definitely is not. Ice is never used in the cooling process, and is not an effective way to cool the home. Rather, electricity and refrigerant is used to pull heat out from your home, and blow cooled air from the refrigerant process back in through your vents.

If you do discover ice on your air conditioner, a.k.a a frozen air conditioner, it’s time to call The Maynard Man. But how do you know if your AC is, in fact, frozen? Read on!

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The Maynard Man Explains Why Your AC is Short-Cycling

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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If you’ve never heard of short-cycling, you’re fortunate! Short-cycling is the name of the process in which an HVAC system rapidly shuts off and turns back on, rather than going through regular cycles. This is both a symptom of a problem and a problem itself!

You may be able to make a few simple adjustments to fix this issue, but if the root cause is serious, then you need The Maynard Man! Unless you address and eliminate short-cycling, your air conditioner can require more repairs and even break down a lot sooner than it would have otherwise.

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